Play in research? Yes, it is “proper” practice

Abstract

Playful practices can be viewed with suspicion within Higher Education,as not “proper” practice. This paper reports on research that show how practitionersengage in playful research practices, and why they use play for scholarship andresearch. It shows some of the challenges that could be embraced to enable theincreased legitimisation of play and playfulness as serious research.

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Value, Rhetorics, higher education, research, playfulness, play

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James A., (2021) “Play in research? Yes, it is “proper” practice”, The Journal of Play in Adulthood 3(1). p.9-30. doi: https://doi.org/10.5920/jpa.864

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  • Imagination Lab Foundation
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Alison James (independent)

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